Please introduce yourselves to Fr. John or Deacon Joe so that we can better serve you.
We hope that you will become involved with our parish,
and we look forward to your presence and participation each week.
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Religious Education News
The Religious Education is starting to look at our needs for the 2012-2013 school year. Please consider volunteering to teach our young parishioners about their faith. Thank you!
The deadline for mail-in registrations for this year’s Vacation Bible School “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God” will be Sunday, June 30th. Registration forms are located at the entrances of the Church; please fill out both sides of the form. Cost is $50./student. Please mail form and check to St. Ann’s Church, P.O. Box 247, Raynham Ctr., MA 02768. For more information contact Nelly Majer by email at email@example.com or call 508-880-3416. Check out the VBS video here. Listen or download the VBS theme song here.
|3||1||Every other Saturday||10:30am – Noon|
|4||2||Every other Saturday||10:30am – Noon|
|5||4||Every other Monday||6:30pm – 8:00pm|
|6||6||Every other Monday||6:30pm – 8:00pm|
|7||6||Every other Tuesday||6:30pm – 8:00pm|
|8||5||Every other Tuesday||6:30pm – 8:00pm|
Religious Education registration is held in March to give our staff time to assign classes, recruit teachers and order books and supplies. All students must be registered to participate in next year's program.
Parish News & Events
We extend congratulations to our elementary school students who will graduate from Taunton Catholic Middle School on Monday, June 10th, St. Mary’s Primary School on Wednesday, June 19th, Raynham Middle School on Friday, June 21st, and Our Lady of Lourdes on Sunday, June 23rd. We extend our congratulations to them, and we will keep them in our prayers.
We are giving the bakers and the workers a well-deserved break as a way of saying thanks for their help this past year. We want to thank Bev Morgan for overseeing this activity, and Tim Holick and Ed Ennes, our “bakers.” We are grateful to all of the volunteers who assist in this social activity. Coffee and Donuts will return in September.
Each week, our parish necrology – a listing of the anniversaries of those parish members who have gone before us – is published. We ask that you keep these folks in your prayers, particularly on the anniversary of their death.
|June 16||Charles Marvel||2004||June 20||William H Tobin||1993|
|June 17||Emma Fountain||1967||John E. Smith||1994|
|Barbara E. Rogue||1999||Marjorie Fornasaro||1994|
|Normande I. Nevitt||2001||Gladys L. Belanger||1998|
|Patricia Barry||2012||Ermelinda Orfao||1999|
|June 18||Dorothea Mendes||2007||June 21||Adolph E. Rozenas||1994|
|Patrick J. Murphy, Jr.||2009||Elizabeth DeMoura||1997|
|Rhonda Goonan||2009||Sgt. Jared Monti||2006|
|James Murray||2012||William Wholley||2006|
|June 19||Lora R.Prince||1965||June 22||George J. Foster||1981|
|Constance M. Hutchinson||1995||Joseph V. Costa||2004|
|June 20||Robert F. Morley||1984|
|Robert P. McCabe||1988|
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Diocese News & Events
The Pro-Life Apostolate of the Diocese of Fall River is pleased to announce that the third annual Pro-Life Boot Camp for young adults entering high school through senior year will be held on the campus of Stonehill College in Easton, MA, on the weekend of July 19 through July 21, 2013. For more information and registration forms, please contact the Pro-Life Apostolate, PO Box 2577, 450 Highland Ave, Fall River, MA 02722. Call 508-675-1311 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilgrimage with Family Rosary to Sainthood Candidate Patrick Peyton’s Ireland - September 14 - 23, 2013. Don’t just visit Ireland - go on Pilgrimage for an unforgettable journey.
Join Father John Phalen, CSC, on a meaningful Pilgrimage through Ireland, including Mass and Rosary daily. Tour will visit Dublin, a guided tour of Belfast, walking tours of Derry and Ennis; visits to Mount Steward House and Gardens, St. Patrick Centre, Downpatrick Cathedral, Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Ulster American Folk Park, Slieve League Seacliffs, Knock Shrine, and a special visit to the Father Peyton Centre.
For complete details: www.FamilyRosary.org/Events or Ann Melanson of Holy Cross Family Ministries at email@example.com phone: 508-238-4095.
|St. Thomas Aquinas, Bridgewater||St. Jude the Apostle, Taunton|
|Monday – Friday 7:00am & 9:00am,
Wednesday, Friday 9:00am
|Holy Cross, South Easton||Holy Family, East Taunton|
|Monday – Friday 9:00am||Monday – Saturday 8:00am|
Information and Announcements
In order to serve as a Godparent or sponsor, you must be a confirmed Catholic, at least 16 years old, registered in a parish and practicing your faith by weekly participation at Mass. If you are married your marriage must be recognized as valid by the Church. If you have any questions about this, see either Fr.John or Deacon Joe.
We want to keep in touch with our parishioners. It is important to let us know when one becomes homebound or enters a nursing home or long-term care so that we can touch base and see if they would like to receive Holy Communion.
Please help keep us informed of these changes.
The Cancer Care Community Advisory Board – the CABbies – is an all volunteer group with a commitment to help patients and survivors of the greater Taunton area from their cancer diagnosis through treatment and beyond. We assist with short term financial assistance and a variety of other needs.
Please join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the Morton Hospital Cafeteria Annex or call Mary Machado at 508-823-4608 or Ginny Starvish at 508-828-7920 for assistance or more information.
The Sunday Mass is now airing on ABC Family Channel from 6:30am to 7:00am each Sunday morning.
The Sunday Mass is produced by the Passionist Fathers and Brothers of New York City and is available on DirecTV (channel 311), DishTV (channel 180) and Comcast Cable (channel 26/HD 826). To early for you? Tivo it or watch it online at www.TheSundayMass.org.
The Office for Child Protection would like to remind those in ministry with our children to maintain appropriate boundaries at all times. Meeting alone in isolated areas, e-mailing or calling too much, being involved in too many of the minor’s activities, showing favoritism or giving special gifts and communicating with our youth over social networking sites such as MySpace and Face Book, violates appropriate boundaries in our relationships with young people.
If you would like more information about what types of interactions are inappropriate, please call Debora Jones at 508-674-4681.
Adoption by Choice, a program of Catholic Social Services, provides confidential supportive pregnancy counseling to individuals experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. An unplanned pregnancy can sometimes mean making difficult but very important decisions. Our licensed counselors are available to meet with individuals and their families whenever they might need someone to share concerns about an unplanned pregnancy and the future of the baby.
Please call 508-674-4681 if you or someone you know might want to explore the agency’s services, and ask to speak with a pregnancy counselor. The Catholic Social Service website also provides additional information on our services: www.cssdioc.org.
Adoption by Choice will sponsor an adoption information session on Thursday evening, January 24, 2013, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at the Catholic Social Services central office, 1600 Bay Street, Fall River, MA.
This session will be for individuals interested in adopting a domestic newborn or a child born in a foreign country. Handouts and refreshments will be available. There is no charge for this session. Please call the CSS office at (508)674-4681 for information, to register, and to receive directions. Registration is also available online, www.cssdioc.org.
For nationwide Mass times and locations, you may call 1-410-676-6000 or visit www.Masstimes.org.
Examining the New English Translation of the Mass
Why a new translation? Which prayers are changing? How will it affect our celebration of the Mass?
A video presentation explaining the changes to the Mass, given by Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Avila, director of the Office for Worship of the Fall River Diocese and the Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Mansfield, is available for viewing on Youtube in a five-part series. Links to the video are here:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
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